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Congratulations to our 2017 OAAG Award Winners, and thank you for celebrating 40 years of excellence in Ontario's public art galleries!

The 2017 OAAG Awards Winners, Jurors, and Presenters. Photo credit: Louise Images, 2017

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries transformed Toronto's waterfront into a creative mecca for the 40th Anniversary of the OAAG Awards! On November 27, 2017 we celebrated artistic merit and excellence from Ontario's public art galleries over the past year at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto. Over 300 members of the arts communities and public joined OAAG in the festivities.

Dazzled in a sequin blazer, Keith Cole entertained the crowd as 24 winners were Awards coveted OAAG Awards. The evening featured special presentations from both the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sports Honourable Eleanor McMahon and Councillor Joe Cressy.

OAAG is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 OAAG Awards:

EXHIBITION AWARDS
Exhibition Installation and Design
Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, Art Museum at the University of Toronto,
 
Exhibition of the Year Budget over $50,000
Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, Art Museum at the University of Toronto,
 
Exhibition of the Year Budget over $20,000, Monographic
Heather Hart: Northern Oracle, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough
 
Exhibition of the Year Budget over $20,000, Thematic
I stood before the source, Blackwood Gallery
 
Exhibition of the Year Budget under $20,000, Monographic
Open Space Lab 01: Gita Hashemi, Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG)
 
Exhibition of the Year Budget under $20,000, Thematic
Canadian Belonging(s), Art Gallery of Mississauga
 
Exhibition of the Year Budget under, $10,000
Elizabeth Chitty: The Grass is Still Green, Rodman Hall Art Centre
 
Innovation in Collections-Based Exhibition
Maura Doyle: the Vessel, that with fugitive Articulation answer’d, how deep is your love?, Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), 2016
 
First Exhibition in a Public Art Gallery
After great pain, a formal feeling comes…, Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)
 
CURATORIAL WRITING AWARDS
Major Text over 5,000 Words
Emelie Chhangur
Paving it Forth, Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)

Text 2,000-5,000 Words
Gabrielle Moser
Analogical Thinking, Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG)
 
cheyanne turions
Close to Frostbite, Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG)
 
Short Text under 2,000 Words
Luis Jacob
Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto, Art Museum at the University of Toronto

ART WRITING AWARD
Richard William Hill
Practical Ornaments: Structure and Infrastructure in the Landscape, Oakville Galleries
 
PUBLIC PROGRAM AWARD
Creative Campaigning: Sameer Farooq: Behind the Eyes, Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)

EDUCATION AWARD
Why Look at Cages?, Blackwood Gallery
 
ART PUBLICATION AWARD
From her wooden sleep..., Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation
 
DESIGN AWARDS
Art Book
Black Dog Publishing for Marlon Griffith: Symbols of Endurance, Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)
 
Exhibition Catalogue
Lauren Wickware for Brendan Fernandes: Lost Bodies, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
 
Other Exhibition or Gallery Publication
Matthew Hoffman for Blackwood Gallery micropublications. Blackwood Gallery
 
KEY GALLERY PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area (D.R.I.B.A.) for On the Rocks & LePARTy 2016, Ottawa Art Gallery

COLLEAGUE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Paul Zingrone
Head of Registration, Installation & Facilities. The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

VOLUNTEER AWARD
Josée Forest-Niesing
Chair Board; Chair, New Gallery Committee, Art Gallery of Sudbury | Galerie d’art de Sudbury
 
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Doina Popescu
Founding Director (Retired), Ryerson Image Centre

For the full list of the 2017 OAAG Awards including images, click here!

2017 OAAG Award Sponsors
Platinum: Flash Reproductions | Gold: Art Toronto, Canadian Art, Donderdag | Silver: Elgin Picture & Frame, Papirmass | Bronze: Akimbo, CARFAC Ontario, cmagazine, Koyama Press, Open Studio | Friend: Above Ground Art Supplies; Art Advisory.com, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Collective Arts Brewing, Canadian Society of Drecorative Arts, Green Living Show, Novotel Hotel Centre, National Ballet of Canada, The Good Partnership, Total Fine Arts, Toronto Flower Company, Stephen Bulger Gallery | Live Entertainment: PACART

Jurors: IAIN BAXTER&, Joobin Bekhrad, Nina Boccia, Susan Edelstein, Cris Jaw, Deirdre Logue, Rehab Nazzal, Paul Petro, Celeste Scopelites

Awards Production: Haley Greene, Jason Kung, Alexandra Loewen, Jessica Lukas, Valentyna Onisko, Zainub Verjee

Design: Donderdag | Printer: Flash Reproductions

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries is a registered charitable organization that serves as a voice for public art galleries and art museums in the province of Ontario. OAAG’s membership spans across 60 communities in Ontario with 270 member art galleries, museums, and institutions. OAAG runs numerous professional development workshops, mentorship programs, and events including OAAG’s most signature Annual Awards Program.

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